DIY Methods to Get Rid of Roaches in Your Home

Roaches are never a welcome sight – regardless of whether you are in your home, a local business, or your place of work.  But, for many of us, the idea of covering your home in different varieties of chemicals can be unappealing. Also, if you are trying to reduce your infestation on your own, avoiding chemicals may be preferred. Luckily, there are DIY methods of cockroach killers that will keep roaches out of your home, safely.  With a few simple ingredients, you can eradicate your roach problem.  

DIY Methods to Eradicate Cockroaches

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One simple anti-roach method is to mix up a batch of borax and sugar.  Put in equal parts of Borax and sugar and mix thoroughly. If you do not have sugar, you can also mix the borax with jelly or syrup. Apply the mixture to baseboards, in cracks and crevices, under cabinets and under sinks, and anywhere else you have seen roaches in your home.  Reapply the mixture as needed until you no longer see the pests. Some people prefer to put this mixture in containers – which is less messy and just as effective.  

A few other tips:

  • Borax is seen as a laundry booster, so you can most likely find it in the laundry aisle at most stores.
  • Store any unused portions of your mixture in an airtight, labeled container to keep it fresh.  
  • This is a slow process and may take several weeks until you see the infestation problem eliminated.
  • Borax will lose its effectiveness when it gets wet, so replace it as needed.
  • The mixture will also stop any ant problems

Why Is This An Effective DIY Method?

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This is an excellent method to reduce any cockroach problem.  Roaches will consume the mixture because they are attracted to the sugar. Once the cockroaches eat the mixture, the borax will damage their digestive system and their outer skeleton, which results in their ultimate demise.  

Benefits You Can Expect From DIY Methods? 

There are several benefits to using this DIY method to eradicating your cockroach problems.  First, it will eliminate your problem. It may be a slow process, but it will get rid of the pests in your home.  It is also inexpensive and environmentally friendly. Plus, it is free of fumes, meaning you do not have to worry about your children and pets breathing in fumes.  The mixture should be kept away from children, pets and food prep areas to ensure it is not consumed.   

When It Is Time To Call A Professional

If you are interested in learning what other steps can be taken to reduce pest or rodent infestations in your home, reach out to a local pest management company.  One of our pest management technicians can conduct a thorough consultation. To book an appointment, schedule online or call our customer service team at 925-240-5100. 

If you believe you may have been in contact with Bed Bugs, we’re here to help! AANTEX Pest Control offers a variety of free inspections and services the entire Bay Area. 1-800-471-5555


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